Earth Day is April 22 so we wanted to highlight some Downtown businesses who have sustainable practices and products!
Ethically and locally sourced products
- Heaven Scent features non-toxic fragrances in all their handmade body and bath items. It’s the perfect place to stock up on amazing smelling products for an at-home spa day.
- La Fleur by Livvy uses only natural scents in her perfumes and all the bottles are packaged in glass to reduce plastic waste.
- Willow Creek has bulk spices and teas to cut down on packaging. Plus there is a a great selection of minimally packaged personal care items!
- Blue Heron Gourmet Spices, Coffees and Teas sources all their products from environmentally-conscious farmers.
- Flowers by Garvey’s Gardens beautiful bouquets are sourced from their farm in Palisade. On the off season when flowers aren’t growing in the valley they are sustainably sourced from a partner farm in Florida whom the owner coordinates with closely.
When you purchase items secondhand you are encouraging a circular economy that reduces waste. It’s even better when those secondhand items support a local business!
- Gear Junction is a great spot to score used outdoor gear.
- Need a used bike? Brown Cycles has a huge variety to choose from.
- We have four great antique and secondhand store for home furnishing and gifts: Heirlooms for Hospice, A Robin’s Nest of Antiques and Treasures, Mama’s Treasures and High Desert Authentiques.
- Confluence Studios will be hosting an Earth Day Art Festival at their studio from 10:00am – 4:00pm on April 22. The event will feature eco art projects, vendors, food and more! Learn more on their Facebook page.
- Downtown gallery Stray Wilder will be having an Earth Day giveaway and fundraiser at the gallery. The gallery is open noon-6:00pm on April 22. Learn more on Instagram @straywilder.
Restaurants reducing food waste
We have many restaurants with a farm-to-table model including Bin 707 Foodbar and Cafe Sol. Many Downtown restaurants are now participating in a pilot compost program with the City of Grand Junction. From November 2022 to February 2023 the program diverted over 19,280 lbs. (over 9 tons) of food waste from the Mesa County Landfill. Below are Downtown restaurants participating in the program, be sure to support them this Earth Day weekend!